Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


Accessibility in Open Source

Accessibility in Open Source

There are many accessibility projects in the Open Source (OS) and Open Development (OD) space. Some focus on creating technologies designed to make the web easier for people with disabilities to use, others are exploring ways to make the web itself more accessible.

This talk will look at a handful of projects including the Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) screen reader, Drupal Content Management System (CMS), Brunel Data Visualization, and other projects making a difference to accessibility, , and the accessibility of the OS/OD space itself.

Léonie is Communications director and Principal engineer for The Paciello Group (TPG, co-chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group and member of the W3C Advisory Board, and Accessibility engineer for Government Digital Service (GDS) working on the Gov.UK platform.

Phone: +44.7921168551 Email:


Léonie Watson